Yolanda RamkeScreenwriter | Director

Yolanda Ramke is an award-winning screenwriter and director.

Most recently, Yolanda created, wrote and directed the crime series Troppo, based on Candice Fox’s bestselling novel Crimson Lake, released on ABC and ABC iview in 2022. Yolanda wrote on the 2021 SBS drama series New Gold Mountain, for which Yolanda won an AWGIE award for Best Television-Telemovie or Miniseries. Yolanda’s first foray into television was on the second season of the Netflix horror series, The Haunting of Hill House: Bly Manor, alongside her Cargo co-director Ben Howling.

In 2013, she wrote, co-directed and performed in the short film Cargo (co-directed with Ben Howling) which went on to be a finalist at Tropfest. The film became a viral success, garnering an international festival run. Two years later, Yolanda’s screenplay for the feature adaptation of the short was announced as the inaugural winner of the Australians in Film ‘Gateway LA Script Prize’. In 2017, Yolanda made her feature co-directing debut on the film adaptation of Cargo, starring BAFTA award-winning actor Martin Freeman. The film premiered at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival to critical acclaim and was released globally on Netflix as the first Australian Netflix Original feature. Yolanda won her first Australian Writer’s Guild Award (AWGIE) for Cargo, Feature Film (Adaptation), and was nominated for an Australian Academy of Cinema & Television Arts (AACTA) Award. Yolanda was nominated for an Australian Director’s Guild Award (ADG) alongside co-writer/director Danielle Baynes for their short film, Cold Hearts.

She is currently working on several film and television projects.

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